630 Windows 3.x Games
Awesome Games & Toys for Windows 3.0
Freeware, Shareware, Registered
This is a set of about 630 popular (and many, many not so popular) games, toys, apps and more for Windows 3.0 to 3.11
Contains around 90% games, most of which are fully functional. Some are shareware but can still be used. They may have a nag screen at the start of the game but none of them I have tried have limited time, gameplay or any other annoyance. There are several freeware and registered games as well, along with many of these that can be unlocked through simple serial numbers if you want. These can often still be found online at sites that provide such info (Jewel Thief, for example).
There are arcade games, simulations, action games, card games, educational titles, kids' games, random widgets, sound programs, and even a screensaver or two. Who knows what else is in here, Windows 3.0 had such a wide variety of possibilities that were tapped.
I am providing this because I think Windows 3.x games and widgets are often overlooked and deserve to be preserved. This was the absolute peak of the shareware revolution and so many of these have been lost to time. They were popular on BBS, AOL and Compuserve back in the day, but have since mostly been forgotten. Well, I had tons of fun with many of these and I think you might too!
Each game is zipped into their own respective ZIP file, ready to be extracted and played. Some of them will unzip a working game directory, others will unzip installation files. Some of them may or may not work, I have not tried all of them. Many require DLL files such as VBRUN100.DLL to be installed to your Windows/System directory in order to work. These are included in the VBRUN13.ZIP file.
They are all games I have collected over the years, through FTP, BBS, magazine disks, etc.
Works perfectly with Windows 3.0 and higher. Many will work under Windows 9x as well. Anything later than that is a gamble. I use DosBox with Windows 3.1 installed to play these and they work just fine!
Info & Requirements
• Name: Various
• Edition: Various
• Developer & Publisher: Various
• Release date: 1990-95
• Release country: North America
• Platform: Windows 3
• Languages: English
• Media: Directories
• Data Format: ZIP Archives
• Requirements: 286 CPU, 640KB RAM, Windows 3.0, EGA/VGA Graphics
• Protection: None
September 21, 2015 Subject:
Funny seeing this here...
Someone actually took my username when uploading this, I've never uploaded a thing to archive.org!
However, I did originally put this and the 530 Win16 game pack together many years ago for distribution to another site, collected from bulletin boards and the AOL games channel. So I guess whoever uploaded this did so as some sort of weird credit to the source.